“While the parish is the place of front-line ministry in adult faith formation,
the bishop has primary responsibility for the general welfare of the local Church,
and as teacher of the faith, he is the chief catechist of adults.
To assist the bishop in carrying out this role, the task of supporting
parish adult faith formation ministers is exercised … by diocesan administrative offices.”
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us:
A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States
As the Second Vatican Council and Pope John Paul II reminded us, the catechesis of adults is the principle form of catechesis because it is “addressed to persons who have the greatest responsibilities and the capacity to live the Christian message in its fully developed form.” (Catechesi Tradendae, 43) If the adults in our parishes are living lives of authentic Christian witness, that will spill out into the catechesis of our children and the evangelization of our communities.
Catechesis does not stop at the threshold of maturity but is a lifelong process in which we continually seek to encounter Christ. The Office of Adult Formation aids local parishes in this process by providing support, diocesan-wide initiatives, and training to help build community and collaboration among the parishes’ adult faith formation leaders and serve adult parishioners.
Adult Formation Classes
Adult Formation throughout the Diocese
The Bible Timeline Program at St.Henry’s Parish
The Bible Timeline a fantastic way to get an overview of the story of Salvation history. For this and many other adult formation opportunities at St Henry’s, visit: http://www.sthenry.org/index_61_2304099783.pdf
Scott Hahn comes to Nashville
Our Lady of the Lake will be hosting Scripture scholar and Catholic convert Dr. Scott Hahn on Saturday, October 15. He will be giving three talks, and if you've ever heard him speak, you know you won't be disappointed! Lunch is being catered by Chick-fil-A and is included in the registration price. For tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dr-scott-hahn-our-lady-of-the-lake-tickets-25448109982
Our Lady of Good Success with Matthew Arnold
Also on October 15th, Matthew Arnold will be speaking at St. Edward parish from 7:00—8:00 pm. A former Hollywood insider and convert from New Age spirituality, Matthew is a gifted international speaker whose no-nonsense approach to Catholicism has inspired and informed audiences on four continents for nearly twenty years. More information is on the St. Edward parish website here.